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Arrrrr! It's Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Every year, on the 19th of September, all true pirate lovers embrace each other with a hearty, Arrrrr! It is the official Talk Like a Pirate Day. Today, especially if you work in customer relations, feel free to break out of your humdrum life and answer the phone with "Arrrrr," "Aye," or "Avast." Not only because pirates are cool, but because the more pirates there are, the less global warming there will be. Observe this graph, please:

All Things Considered will have a piece this afternoon on a new album of pop stars singing pirate songs, entitled Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs and Chanteys. (Apparently, the brainchild of Johnny Depp and Gore Verbinski.)

Alas, there is little other coverage on me beloved network today. It just shows the evil infiltration of the bloody ninjas into polite society. But if you need a little help on your pirate expressions there is an instructional video that can help you out.


— JJ Sutherland